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150th birthday of Morgan State celebrated with Proclamation Celebration

Janelle Ferguson, Arts and Entertainment EditorAs part of the Morgan State University sesquicentennial celebrations, campus president, Dr. David Wilson hosted a Proclamation Ceremony on Sunday to mark prominent moments and memorialize important sites in the development of this institution. Since Tuesday, April 30, 1867, this institution has been translated into many names before it was officially known to be the Morgan State University. Sunday marked the 150th year of operation, celebrated proudly in front of Holmes Hall. Festivities included recognizing the first class of only nine students to ever step foot at the Centenary Biblical Institute in 1867. Morgan State […]

by · May 1, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS

First annual Beulah Davis day celebration to occur this week

by Akira Kyles, Campus News Editor  In honor of National Library Week, the Earl S. Richardson Library will be hosting the first annual Beulah M. Davis Day. Beulah Davis was the first professionally trained and the second alumni librarian to serve Morgan College. Davis graduated in 1925 then returned in 1926 while completing her degree in Library Science. She remained at Morgan for nearly 40 years. “In light of Morgan’s 50th anniversary, contributions by people such as Ms. Davis need to be public, remembered and celebrated,” said Ida Jones, the first and current University Archivist. Beulah M. Davis Day is […]

by · April 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · ALUMNI, CAMPUS NEWS

Controversial speaker headlines Black History Lecture at Morgan State

by Penelope Blackwell, Staff WriterHigh energy, differing opinions and controversial statements filled the room as panelists debated issues of African-American history and steps toward economic growth, Wednesday. Members of the Morgan State University and local community filled the University Student Center ballroom on as social commentator and self-proclaimed “Prince of Pan-Africanism” Umar Johnson as well as Morgan professors Natasha Pratt-Harris and Paul Archibald, discussed a wide range of topics relating to history of African-Americans and economic development. “There are many discussions among people like us that believe the immigration policies do not affect us [black people],” said Pratt-Harris as she popped the […]

by · February 23, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, SECTIONS
Reverend Bernard Keels, dean of the Morgan State University Chapel, with members of Sharp Street Methodist Episcopal Church.
Photo by Benjamin McKnight III.

Morgan State kicks off it’s 150th celebration where it all started

by Benjamin McKnight III, Editor-In-ChiefInside the Methodist Episcopal Church of Baltimore on the morning of Nov. 27, 1867, an act of incorporation was signed to create the Centenary Biblical Institute. Nearly a century and a half later, churchgoers gathered in the same church, now known as Sharp Street Methodist Episcopal Church, to kick off the beginning of Morgan State University’s sesquicentennial celebration. From the MSU president to the student government association, alumni – including a handful of members from the class of 1967 – and regular members of the congregation, dozens filled the pews to absorb the history in the […]

by · December 11, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ALUMNI, CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS
Countdown begins for Morgan’s sesquicentennial celebration

Countdown begins for Morgan’s sesquicentennial celebration

Akira Kyles, Campus News EditorFounded in 1867, Morgan State University will end its fall semester celebrating their 150th anniversary, launching a celebration of its sesquicentennial during the December 16 commencement. David Wilson, Morgan’s president, knows and understands the importance of Morgan through the 150 years, to now. “Morgan is truly a national treasure in the United States of America, we have been designated as such by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, because for nearly 150 years we have produced a cadre of outstanding leaders in politics, in medicine, education, in law, in science, in engineering to lead this country,” […]

by · October 25, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS